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June 10, 2021, 6:22 a.m. EDT

Coronavirus tally: U.S. new daily cases rise back above 20,000

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By Tomi Kilgore

The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness climbed to 174.46 million on Thursday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University , while deaths increased to 3,759,039. The U.S. led the world in total cases at 33.41 million, while deaths rose closer to the 600,000 mark, reaching 598,765. The new reported daily cases of COVID-19 rose to 22,314 on Wednesday from 15,059 the day before, according to a New York Times tracker , the highest daily total since June 1, as new deaths were at least increased to 449 on Wednesday from Tuesday's 373. The seven-day average of cases edged up to 14,809, down 36% from two weeks ago, while the average for deaths slipped to 417, which is 20% below where it was two weeks ago. The number of fully vaccinated Americans rose to 140.98 million, or 42.5% of the total population, according to the latest data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , with the number of U.S. adults receiving at least one dose increased to 63.9%. On a global basis, India was second in total cases at 29.18 million on Wednesday, followed by Brazil at 17.12 million, according to JHU data, while Brazil was second in deaths at 479,515 and India was third at 355,705.

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